NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
Air Lease Corp. (AL) was initiated with a Sell rating at TheStreet Ratings.
Align Technology (ALGN) was initiated with a Buy rating at Cantor Fitzgerald. $37 price target. Company has a competitive advantage in a fast-growing market, Cantor said.
Berry Petroleum (BRY) was initiated with an Outperform rating at Barrington. $50 price target. Company has attractive oil reserves and can generate solid production growth over the coming years, Barrington said.Avis Budget (CAR) was initiated with an Overweight rating at Morgan Stanley. Valuation call based on a $22 price target, Morgan Stanley said. Devon Energy (DVN) was downgraded at Wells Fargo from Outperform to Market Perform. Company lacks a niche to differentiate itself from its peers, Wells Fargo said. EOG Resources (EOG) was upgraded at Wells Fargo from Market Perform to Outperform. Company continues to execute well, Wells Fargo said. First American Financial (FAF) was upgraded to Buy at TheStreet Ratings. Forum Energy Technologies (FET) was initiated with a Buy rating at Citigroup. $29 price target. Market conditions support top-line growth, Citigroup said. Forum Energy was initiated with an Outperform rating at FBR Capital Markets. $28 price target. Company has a solid balance sheet and can generate compelling earnings growth, FBR said. Hancock (HBHC) was upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus from Hold to Buy. Valuation call, based on a $36 price target, Stifel Nicolaus said. Hertz Global (HTZ) was initiated with an Overweight rating at Morgan Stanley. $17 price target. Company is leveraged to better price trends for used cars, Morgan Stanley said. Humana (HUM) was upgraded at Wells Fargo from Market Perform to Outperform. Company is leveraged to continued growth of Medicare Advantage, Wells Fargo said. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) was upgraded at JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight. Open interest is recovering in Europe, and natural gas volume should rebound, JP Morgan said. $144 price target. Knight Transportation (KNX) was downgraded at Keybanc from Buy to Hold. Checks suggest that industry growth is slow but stable, Keybanc said. Lowe's (LOW) was downgraded at Piper Jaffray from Overweight to Neutral. $28 price target. Company is seeing lower remodeling demand than expected, Piper Jaffray said. LyondellBasell (LYB) was initiated with an Outperform rating at Credit Suisse. $60 price target. Long-term fundamentals remain positive, despite a recent dip in the stock, Credit Suisse said.
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